Enhance your knowledge of applied linguistics, and learn how to teach the Spanish language to foreign students.
1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
A unique, non-immersive language teaching programme.
Gain a clear insight into the world of foreign language teaching, specifically Spanish.
Develop your professional expertise and knowledge based in Spanish language and linguistics.
Roehampton has strong links with the Cervantes Institute, the official institution for the promotion of Spanish language and culture.
Course and Module Details
Our unique programme in teaching Spanish as a foreign language allows you to gain a postgraduate degree whilst living in London. You will graduate with a deep knowledge of applied linguistics, and specifically of the nature of the Spanish language and how to teach it to foreign students. This course is ideal for both those who studied Spanish at undergraduate level, and those who have an undergraduate degree from a Spanish or Latin American university, whether you either want to develop your career as a language teacher or have graduated from a Spanish speaking university and want to improve your own English language skills abroad.
You will acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to be a proficient teacher of both Spanish, and other languages, as a foreign language. You will reflect on the structure of Spanish, the use of the words in the language and how to teach it to foreign students in a communicative way. You will also explore and examine your own learning process throughout the programme, choosing your most significant learning experiences, both theoretical and practical, and reflect upon them.
You will develop your professional expertise and knowledge based in Spanish language and linguistics, and have opportunities to practice teaching the language to non-speakers. You will learn the methodologies of language teaching, informed by research and current best-practice. There is also a strong Spanish culture element in the programme, and you will be encouraged to think about how to bring Spanish culture into the classroom, for example, how to harness a multicultural city like London to create a more dynamic learning experience for your students.
Whether you are using Spanish language teaching in your current career or you aim to make this a potential career, there will be opportunities throughout the course for you to critically reflect on issues of language. You will have the chance to consolidate your learning with hands on teaching experience either onsite at Roehampton or at another institution that teaches Spanish.
You will benefit from the University’s close relationship with the Instituto Cervantes, the official institution for the promotion of Spanish language and culture, and the resources and connections it offers.
You will be taught in both English and Spanish in workshops and seminars, whilst your dissertation can be in either language.
Fees & Funding
*Year 1 fees, see links above for more information
You will be equipped to pursue teaching Spanish as a foreign language in a variety of settings and industries, both in education and corporate settings.
This MA will not give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you will not be able to teach the Spanish curriculum in a state secondary school in England or Wales. To gain QTS please see our PGCE programmes.
You may be employmened in secondary schools within the independent sector and the Free School sector.
You will be able to seek employment in adult education and the private language school sector.
How to apply
You can apply to us now for any postgraduate degree starting in 2021.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
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- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
Doing all we can to support our student's lives at Roehampton
At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.